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Channel One’s Mixed Grade By Constance L. Hays (Dec. 5, 1999)

June 23, 2017
Channel One’s Mixed Grade  By Constance L. Hays  (Dec. 5, 1999)

From the archives. Excerpt: “Youth is critical to the soft-drink business,” said C.J. Fraleigh, vice president for cola marketing for Pepsi-Cola, which has advertised on Channel One since its inception. “That’s when so many people form their brand preferences.” He said Channel One was attractive to Pepsi because it reaches teenagers as efficiently as...
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Channel One News. Parents Choice Award? Really? What a joke.

June 21, 2017
Channel One News. Parents Choice Award? Really? What a joke.

              This is an email I sent to Don Oldenburg. Dear Mr. Oldenburg Last year you wrote a glowing article about Channel One News for the Parent Choice website. You touched briefly on some people having a problem with “advertising.” You appear to be unfamiliar with what Channel...
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Jack Lynch continues pumping money into all-but-dead Channel One News

June 20, 2017
Jack Lynch continues pumping money into all-but-dead Channel One News

From Jim Metrock: John “Jack” J. Lynch, Jr. is the president and Chief Executive Officer of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Mr. Lynch’s task is to clean up the mess that Linda Zecher made when she headed HMH.  One of Ms. Zecher’s biggest mistakes was acquiring Channel One News.  Acquiring a pariah in the world of...
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Channel One News continues to promote toxic Teen Vogue to preteens

June 13, 2017
Channel One News continues to promote toxic Teen Vogue to preteens

From Jim Metrock: Channel One News did a major promotion for Teen Vogue in the closing days of this past school year. Many teens and preteens more than likely became subscribers or at least visitors to Teen Vogue’s website because of Channel One’s efforts. I subscribed to Teen Vogue after Channel One News devoted...
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Bye.

May 26, 2017
Bye.

From Jim Metrock: Why are these wannabe reporters saying “goodbye” to students?  I thought Channel One News was THE place to keep young people informed about world events?  Is there no news in June, July, and August. These guys could stream video news reports online all summer, if they wanted to.  Alas, they don’t...
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Channel One News turns over show to radical Teen Vogue

May 25, 2017
Channel One News turns over show to radical Teen Vogue

  From Jim Metrock: Today, May 25, 2017 will go down as an important day in the history of Channel One News. It’s important, but not in a good way. Today Channel One, the in-school, TV show for kids, devoted a significant amount of its program to promoting a magazine and website that, I’m guessing...
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Channel One News ten years ago

May 17, 2017
Channel One News ten years ago

    From Jim Metrock:   In 2007, Alloy, Inc. issued 150,000 shares of stock in connection with its purchase of Frontline Marketing.    Alloy paid $5.8 million for Frontline, which included $1.8 million of stock. Alloy bought Frontline Marketing in...
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Junk advertised on Channel One News: Cybiko (2001)

May 3, 2017
Junk advertised on Channel One News: Cybiko (2001)

  Watch Channel One’s commercial:     C1 Cybiko 111601 From Jim Metrock: I become ill when I think of what Channel One News has advertised to American schoolchildren.  I have been watching their commercials since 1996 up until several years ago when they made it virtually impossible for the public to see their ads.  Today, what...
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Who will get sacked at Channel One News?

April 29, 2017
Who will get sacked at Channel One News?

From Jim Metrock: It appears that Channel One will once again avoid going out of business. I was hoping for an announcement (on May 4) that the infamous “kiddie marketing” firm would cease operations, but I understand now that probably won’t happen. Rats!  Channel One News will continue to limp on and pursue its main...
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Uh-oh. Houghton Mifflin plans to cut hundreds of employees.

April 19, 2017
Uh-oh. Houghton Mifflin plans to cut hundreds of employees.

From the Boston Business Journal: Apr 19, 2017 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co., the Boston-based education publisher facing financial headwinds, said it plans to cut as much as 10 percent of its workforce in effort to save money, according to regulatory filing. With a total workforce of 4,500 workers as of the end of...
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